Trick Play Gives BYU Life, Touchdown Against Arkansas Razorbacks
Sep 16, 2023, 6:13 PM | Updated: 11:35 pm
Trick play puts BYU on scoreboard against Arkansas
The Razorbacks hosted the Cougars at Razorback Stadium (Capacity: 76,000) in Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday, September 16.
With 8:28 remaining in the first quarter and the Cougars trailing the Razorbacks, 14-0, BYU’s Kedon Slovis dumped the ball off behind the line of scrimmage to Parker Kingston, a former high school quarterback himself.
Kingston unloaded a deep pass to the opposite side of the field. The throw landed in the hands of a wide-open Deion Smith for a BYU touchdown.
— BYU FOOTBALL (@BYUfootball) September 17, 2023
The score gave the Cougars their first points of the contest and cut Arkansas’ lead to 14-7.
The trick play capped a two-play, 53-yard drive that took only 52 seconds.
Prior to the possession, the Cougars had zero total yards on their first two drives combined.
Beautiful double-throw trick play from Parker Kingston to Deion Smith for the TOUCHDOWN.
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) September 17, 2023
Before his time as a wide receiver at BYU, Kingston was a standout quarterback at Roy High School. With the Royals, Kingston was 187/314 passing for 2,649 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also carried the ball 232 times for 2,136 yards and 33 touchdowns. Kingston also caught five touchdowns as a receiver.
In BYU’s previous game, a win over Southern Utah, Smith scored his first touchdown as a member of the Cougars.
BYU vs. Arkansas All-Time Series
The Cougars and Razorbacks have only played once before. BYU hosted Arkansas in 2022. The Razorbacks defeated the Cougars, 52-35.
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